Song that makes you sad.
Nothing like a 10 minute song of sadness. This song evokes sadness by way of anticipation. The highs in the song bring you up to an ‘almost’ spot of zealousness and then slows right down and Ryan starts singing over and over “I’m not sad anymore”. I want to believe that he’s not sad anymore but I sense he’s more enlightened than ‘not sad’.
The Scientist’s Canvas is a visual song, it starts out a pretty water colour of a seascape and ends up crashing into a Jackson Pollock, then twisting into a Ralph Steadmen and in the end evolves into the simplicity of a black and white photograph.
The song dates back to 2003 by Ryan Star’s band STAGE. The self-titled album was released by Madonna’s label Maverick. It’s a phenonmenal record from start to finish. As a visually creative person I am attracted to this song because of how I see it more than how I hear it. I see it as sad even in the moments where it clearly sounds uplifting.
I will leave you with two quotes. My favourite audio artist and my favourite visual artist.
“I close my eyes and I see so many things” – Ryan Star – http://www.rstar.net/news/2003-stage/
“That’s the way I see it” – David Hockney – http://www.hockneypictures.com/home.php